Charlie Bartlett

Synopsis: Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jon Poll
Production: MGM
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Hi, Charlie. I'm Len.

Good to meet you, Len.

It's good to meet you, Charlie.

Thank you.

There's just no point

in cause unnecessary trouble


Nice tie, homie.

Killer roach, bro.

Move out of the way! Get out!


There's just no point

in cause unnecessary trouble

Just make sure you cause trouble

when it's necessary

There's just no point

in cause unnecessary trouble

They didn't give you a locker

in the teachers' lounge?

Oh, I'm not a teacher.

You sure look like a teacher.

Okay, everyone, last chance to sign up.

The auditions are today

and will be held at 4:00

and everybody's welcome.

Yeah. And for everyone who doesn't know,

this year we're doing Henry V,

And it's Shakespeare, so feel free

to read for a role of the opposite sex.

See you at 4:
00, professor.

Dense f***ing nug, man.

Sh*t, why are you looking at it like that?

You're gonna buy it.

You've done every other time.

Just f***ing buy it.

Hi, I'm Charlie.

What's that? Is that a briefcase?

Actually, I believe it's an attach case.

What's that thing on your jacket mean?

Oh, this?

Cor ad cor loquitur, It's in Latin.

I think the translation is,

"Heart speaks to heart,"

but I may be wrong.

Is he, like, a total f*ggot or what? Shut up.

Is that a rhetorical question?

Guess not.

F*** him up!

F***, yeah!


Guess what?

I think you like that, you little b*tch.

How do you like that, you little b*tch?


No smokes! Cigarettes out!


What have we here?

Nothing. We're just messing around.

Mr. Bivens, Mr...

You, get to class. Now. Let's go.

(WHlSPERlNG) Later, homo.

You okay?


I'm so sick of my parents.

Like, honestly, I'm 17.

I don't see what the big deal is.

I mean, it's just a hole.

I mean, what does my mom care

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Gustin Nash

Gustin Nash is an American screenwriter best known for writing the 2007 film Charlie Bartlett and the 2010 film Youth in Revolt. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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